Kia Sportage: Folding key / Key operations

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Folding key / Key operations

CAUTION

Do not fold the key without pressing the release button. This may damage the key.

WARNING - Aftermarket key

Use only Kia original parts for the ignition key in your vehicle. If an aftermarket key is used, the ignition switch may not return to ON after START. If this happens, the starter will continue to operate causing damage to the starter motor and possible fire due to excessive current in the wiring.

WARNING - Ignition key (smart key)

Never leave the keys in your vehicle with unsupervised children. Leaving children unattended in a vehicle with a manual ignition key or a smart key is dangerous. Children copy adults and they could place the key in the ignition switch or press the start button. The key would enable children to operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle move, which could result in serious bodily injury or death.

Door Lock (1)

1. Close all doors, engine hood and liftgate.

2. Press the lock button(1).

3. All doors and liftgate will lock. The hazard warning lights will blink once.

4. If the lock button is pressed once more within 4 seconds, the hazard warning lights will blink and the horn will sound once.

5. Make sure that doors are locked by checking the door lock button inside or pulling the outside door handle.

Door Unlock (2)

1. Press the unlock button(2).

2. The driver's door will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink two times.

3. Press the unlock button(2) twice within 4 seconds and all doors and liftgate will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink two times.

✽ NOTICE

You can activate or deactivate the Two Turn Unlock function. Refer to "User settings" in this chapter.

Liftgate unlock (3)

The liftgate is unlocked if the button is pressed for more than 1 second.

Also, once the liftgate is opened and then closed, the liftgate will be locked automatically.

• For Power Liftgate Only:

The Power Liftgate will open if the button is pressed for more than 1 second. Also, once the liftgate is opened and then closed, the liftgate will be locked again automatically.

❈For detailed information refer to the "Power liftgate" in this chapter.

Panic (4)

The horn sounds and hazard warning lights flash for about 27 seconds if this button is pressed for more than 0.5 second. To stop the horn and lights, press any button on the transmitter.

Record your key number
The key code number is stamped on the key code tag attached to the key set. Should you lose your keys, this number will enable an authorized Kia dealer to duplicate the keys easily. Remove the k ...

Transmitter precautions
The transmitter will not work if any of following occur: - The ignition key is in the ignition switch. - You exceed the operating distance limit (about 30 feet [10 m]). - The battery in the t ...

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